FOR SALE         

Casa Canoa - Rometta - Tuscany - Italy



General Details

Details Main House

Details Studio

Potential Income

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Casa Canoa  

Casa Canoa  provides charming accommodation making it the ideal holiday home for young couples who wants to travel around and those families with children who need comfortable accommodation close to services. It offers a low cost opportunity to enter the Tuscany property market without the hassle of conversion or refurbishment, in a low maintenance property with the benefit of potential income from its studio.

·       Traditional character village home                        

·       Many charming features

·       Fully refurbished                                             

·       Income potential

·       Spacious                                                       

·       Gas central heating

·       Views

·       Sleeps six

·       Excellent transport links


The property is located in the medieval village of Rometta in the commune of Fivizzano, in the Lunigiana region, Tuscany. Surrounded by six national parks Rometta has recently been designated the centre for these parks. A new information office and piazza has recently been constructed adjoining Rometta railway station and markets are staged in the new piazza for produce from the six national parks. Certainly, Rometta has excellent transport links with easy access to the autostrada ten minutes away at Aulla the effective capital of Lunigiana along with good road links in all directions to the parks along with buses and trains. Skiing and the Mediterranean just over 30 minutes away. In Aulla you will find many shops supermarkets warehouse outlets, very good restaurants-hotels, banks, post office, and a major new railway station offering regular services to Milano, Parma, Firenze and Genova. Pisa, Genova and Parma airports are around an hour away. The property is also show on the owner’s web site at

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General Details Casa Canoa

The Property: Unlike many village homes the property has clear title from ground to roof with no flying freeholds. The property has the additional advantage in that a studio has been created allowing for separate letting whilst not in any way affecting the main two-bedroom four-person house. Access is through a charming listed stone manor house and thence a minute courtyard. Casa Canoa Sopra is up a set of steps leading to a balcony. The house is arranged over two floors, has two large bedrooms (sleeps 4 one double and one twin), a full bathroom and a large kitchen/dining room. A bright and airy double aspect sitting room on the top floor has views to the wooded hills and the village of Ceserano. It would be possible to create a terrace at this level and draft plans have just been prepared. Below with a separate access from the courtyard is a spacious self-contained studio (sleeps 2 with fully sprung sofa bed) sleeping area, living area, kitchenette and separate shower room. Adjoining this is a dry cellar that offers the possibility to enlarge the studio or create an additional room and it is also possible to link the studio and house by internal staircase. At ground level the property benefits from a garage with narrow entrance, part of the manor house and a further wine cellar. All mains services are connected. The property has been sympathetically and extensively refurbished to retain the historic features yet provide modern comfortable accommodation. A particular feature of the property is the high ceilings. The works included re-roofing 2002 and subsequently installation of metal shutters gas fired central heating with new boiler, new kitchens some new sanitary ware. studio wiring etc.  

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Brief Details Casa Canoa Sopra

External; Approached over external steps from courtyard and along covered balcony with traditional laundry sink. Enter via solid wood double doors.

Small entrance hall: with marble staircase leading to upper floor. Thermostat.

Kitchen Breakfast room; Minimum 3.7 x 3.8 metres. ----- Single aspect with black terrazzo floor and large marble sink and drainer. Original solid fuel stove retained for effect. Modern range of kitchen units with black worktop. Includes four-burner gas hob full size electric oven, under counter fridge and extract hood. Radiator, phone and TV point, LEADS TO

Lobby with shelves and wired and plumbed for washing machine, LEADS TO

Main Bathroom: 1.8 x 2.5 metres. ----- With window, retaining retro blue brick style tiling with bath with shower large basin bidet and WC. Radiator, mirror and central light, shaver point.

Twin Bedroom: minimum 3.7 x 3.4 metres. ----- Single aspect terrazzo floor. Retains black marble fireplace complete with hanging irons but blanked off by removable panel. Radiator power points.

Marble staircase: to top floor landing with double aspect windows and lighting point.

Main Bedroom: minimum 3.9 x 3.4 metres. ----- Lovely single aspect bedroom with sandy coloured terrazzo floor. Large enough that the current king-size bed almost lost in it. Radiator and power points.

Sitting room: minimum 3.9 x 3.4 metres. ----- Beautiful bright and airy double aspect living room with apricot terrazzo floor. Views to wooded hills, hill top village of Ceserano and to church. Possibility of terrace at this level. Radiator and power points.  

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Brief Details Casa Canoa Studio

External: Approached direct from courtyard under porch formed by balcony above via fully glazed door.

Studio: minimum 4.8 x 3.8 metres. ----- Single aspect with low-rise vaulted ceiling with wall and ceiling light points. Fully fitted mini kitchen with stainless steel sink, mixer tap and gas hob set in wood effect work top with twin glazed cupboards over and white tiling. Built in full size electric oven, under counter fridge and wine rack. Ample power points LEADS TO

Shower room: minimum 2.1 x 1.8 metres. ----- Window white tiled with unusual basin and WC, pink glazed on outside and white in. Fully size shower cubical with shower and mixer valve. Light and shaver point. Thermostat.

This unit can be let independent of main house or used with it as additional bed space.

Boiler Room: This is self-contained with own access door off the courtyard as is the arched cellar with laid brick floor. Both with light point.

Ground floor: Garage and wine cellar are located at this level both with power and electric light. Additionally there is a water tap in wine cellar, which allows one to wash their car. 

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Income Potential

 Both the house and studio have been rented out for holiday lets and cover their running cost. The current arrangement would allow a prospective owner to produce income from the studio without necessity of letting the main house. The studio will produce at least £240.00 a week in high season and the main house £420.

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The property is offered freehold for £79,500 or uros at current exchange rate. We can offer advice and assistance with legal arrangements if you have not bought in Italy before.

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For further information or to arrange a visit please contact us either by e-mail or by phone UK land line  44(0)1243573695 UK Mobile 44(0)7890479329 

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